Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Barcelona is subject to a major security operation due to the meeting of the European Central Bank taking place here between today and tomorrow; Real Madrid win the Spanish league, ending three years of dominance by FC Barcelona; The Community of Madrid is to introduce tolls on its motorways, after admitting that it can't pay for their upkeep.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The Catalan finance minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, has suggested charging €5 per day to those people who have to stay in hospital and that high-earners pay 100 percent of the cost of medications - he also said that he thinks the spending cuts of Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy are insufficient; The former business partner of Iñaki Urdangarin. Diego Torres, is threatening to reveal details of the Infanta's husband's business dealings when he appears in court in corruption case; Spanish education minister wants to deny ESO school qualification to those pupils with a certain number of failed courses.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Catalan universities have started a day of strike protest by cutting the AP-7 motorway; FC Barcelona pay their own particular homage to departing coach Pep Guardiola by winning 4-1 at home against Malaga, with Messi scoring his seventh hat-trick of the season.